GRACE JAMAICAN JERK FESTIVAL
Florida will sizzle again this November as the 9th Annual Grace
Jamaican Jerk Festival, the largest Caribbean food festival in
the United States, gets underway at the lush and spacious Markham
Park in Sunrise on Sunday,
The event, which has grown in size and popularity, now boasts over 18,000 patrons from various cultures and age groups. Each year throngs of families and friends flock to the Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival for the delectable jerk foods and the explosion of Caribbean culture, which have become the hallmark of this award-winning event.
“We take pride in producing a festival of this caliber and continue to work diligently to improve the event. Our goal is to produce an event of the highest quality, delivering satisfaction to both patrons and sponsors,” said Eddy Edwards, Chairman of Jamaican Jerk Festival USA Inc.
Title sponsor, Grace Foods, the leading Caribbean food manufacturer and distributor, will add more spice to the event with its culinary delights. Step into Grace Kitchen with Chef Mazie Miller whose cooking demonstrations will wow patrons. One of the main features of the festival is the popular Publix Jerk Cook-Off in which fierce competitors vie for a cash prize, bragging rights and the honor of hoisting the coveted Dutch Pot Trophy.
Numerous food vendors will also be on hand to offer a variety of jerk products to titillate the senses and satisfy the palate. Patrons will be thoroughly entertained throughout the day with cultural presentations from the Digicel and Western Union stages. The Main Stage will feature Byron Lee’s Dragonaires, John Holt and Richie Stephens among others.
For the sports enthusiasts, there is a healthy serving of popular Caribbean sports like cricket, football, netball and, of course, the always exciting domino tournament; and the kids will be kept busy all day in the Kidz Fun Zone.
The Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival is presented by Publix and Digicel and Sponsored by Western Union, Air Jamaica, The JTB, Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, WAVS Radio, Hot 105, Teleamerica, Jamaica National and VitaMalt.
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